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Returning to non essential retail work, advice?

  • 09-03-2021 11:07pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 65 ✭✭ december2019


    I work for what is meant to be a non essential retail outlet.
    Well back in January we were told it was. Also all similar outlets closed and seem to be closed.(I don't want to name the exact type).
    We received an email and were told to open back up the stores again.
    When somebody contacted the owners.
    We were told to keep the door open and lights on and serve people when the came to the door.
    They said they are waiting for a reply from the HSE to find out are they essential or not.
    During lockdown one we returned a few weeks before we were meant to.

    What I'm basically asking is what happens if a Garda comes to the door and how am I meant to deal with it?
    I know to be polite, etc


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  • Registered Users Posts: 395 ✭✭ whampiri


    I work for what is meant to be a non essential retail outlet.
    Well back in January we were told it was. Also all similar outlets closed and seem to be closed.(I don't want to name the exact type).
    We received an email and were told to open back up the stores again.
    When somebody contacted the owners.
    We were told to keep the door open and lights on and serve people when the came to the door.
    They said they are waiting for a reply from the HSE to find out are they essential or not.
    During lockdown one we returned a few weeks before we were meant to.

    What I'm basically asking is what happens if a Garda comes to the door and how am I meant to deal with it?
    I know to be polite, etc

    Provide the name and number for the manager/owner. Advise they you're awaiting direction from the HSE and if directed to do so, close the shop. Don't flap about ringing the manager, close the store immediately and ring the manager on your way home.


  • Registered Users Posts: 65 ✭✭ december2019


    Thanks for that.
    First week back now and the Gardaí haven't said anything but have driven by. It seems to be the city stores they are focusing on.


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